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crimea and russia. we are waiting for a critical news conference from secretary of state, john kerry are, at the center of the worst crisis since russia and the west. i arrived in kiev just hours ago. one of his first stops in independence square. you can see him at the makeshift memorial being created to honor those killed in the demonstrations on the street. the secretary of state is offering money and support to the new government. on the front lines, tensions are rigz. are rising. >> that was a dramatic picture seen at a military base in crimea. russian troops said they fired warning shots in the air as unarmed ukrainian soldiers approached them. >>> most importantly for today, for the first time since this crisis began, we have heard directly from russian president vladmir putin. he was defiant. his first news conference since ordering the military into ukraine. he says, there is no need to use more force for now. he does warn that any force does remain an option. >> translator: if i make the decision to use military force, it will be completely legitimate and correspond to the norm
this morning." secretary of state kerry is about to face his russian counterpart. margaret brennan is in paris with the billion-dollar plan to save ukraine and stop a showdown. >>> a dramatic rescue in florida. the rush to save a mom and her three kids after their minivan ends up in the atlantic ocean. >>> and will legalized sports gambling tackle organized crime? a former mobster tells "60 minutes" forget about it. >>> but we begin with the "eye-opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. >> the u.s. tries to defuse the crisis in ukraine. >> secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterpart in paris today. >> there are reports this morning that russian troops have seized two ukrainian defense missile system in crimea. >> sanctions could be imposed on russia if it fails to de-escalate by tomorrow. >> if you like your health plan you may be able to keep it longer. the "washington post" says the obama administration is rewriting rules. >>> mom and dad a
negotiations with the country on hold. at andrews air force, secretary of state john kerry is on his way to kiev, will meet with ukrainian officials tomorrow. all this as troops have been streaming into the southern ukrainian area. they have been given a deadline, that has just passed. russian officials say they got involved because they were asked by the ousted ukrainian president. on tuesday nato will hold an emergency meeting. right now there's no telling what putin will do. our coverage begins with nick schifrin, live from the capitol of crimea, simferopol. what's happening on the ground there now nick? >> the resistance as far as anyone can tell is nonexistent. in reality, the russians don't escalate. we spent all day going to bases around this capitol and you see the same thing, russian flags flying over what should be ukrainian bases. russian troops inside what should be ukrainian bases. outside an armory, wh where we spent about an hour this afternoon russian troops are digging in. they are going to stay here as long as it takes, apparently. on the east on the border they are inc
. >> good evening everybody, as secretary of state john kerry has saved the day in the ukraine without a doubt a hard-working diplomat although not always diplomatic but a successful diplomat. the secretary of state telling russian president putin to order his military to abandon their position to return forces to their own bases in crimea. >> is not appropriate to invade a country at the end of a barrel of a dozen with what you are trying to >> we are dictating what we are trying to achieve and that is not 24th century nation behavior. and i think that it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade. >> the secretary of state was garnering all of the headlines from key have, president obama in washington called it what might be procured to impress her. he didn't wait for them to conclude the live remarks from the ukraine before going live himself. the president's remarks more constrained than those of the top diplomats in his syntax is slightly better. >> we have all seen from the perspective of the european union and the united states, allie
of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> secretary of state john kerry who arrived in kiev also dispute putin's claim when he was asked about it by my colleague, andrea mitchell. >> it's clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens under siege. they're not. >> kerry talked about a meeting with the new government and protest leaders including former pro boxer klitchko. the package includes a $1 billion in loan guarantees. still, the question is how to interpret putin's remarks today. not only did he deny russian troops had invaded crimea, he said that should russia wish to do so, they have every legal right since they would be doing it at the request of the former but in russia's eyes legitimate president. ian williams joins us from kiev. what's the reaction from ukrainen officials to what putin said today? >> a good day to you, joy. it's fair to say that a lot of people have been left wondering what planet the russian president lives on. the leadership here, senior go
it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s. plan to increase diplomatic pressure on moscow. russia risks being shut out by the g 8 industrial summit and they are not backing off and russia says troops were sent there at the request of ousted president viktor yanukovych and phil is in kiev and, phil, another department, russian putin pulled out troops on the exercise on the border of ukraine, is that a sign at all of russia changing its position in crimea? >> not in crimea, stephanie, those troops that are on the peninsula are still there, still the people in kiev woke this morning to the welcome news that at least the war games that have been conducted close to the borders are over but nevertheless the russia military president and the might is still on the minds of people here. outside st. petersburg in russia on monday putin observed the might. war games russia says and a glimpse nonetheless of the military fire power. that same overwhelming force has captured the peni
community has pretty much been widespread condemnation. john kerry is on his way to kiev and the president is weighing sanctions against russia. john kerry mentioned there could be asset freezes, be subband, destruction of trade but it is all up in the air. foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting. >> this is the economics of the moment with secretary kerry going to kiev that so many have requested. they aree yesterday -- well prepared for any guest shortages. that's one of the big economic issues in terms of russia. it suggests big changes and the way that russia sees itself in the world. this is soviet russia. this is not russia the global power. >> the video and photo of the moment is ukraine troops lined up behind a screen. that has been the single photo of the morning. this will be our focus. ian bremer will join us later. >> we are starting to see the repercussions rattle through the market. you mentioned how russia raised its main interest rate to seven percent from 5.5% which is a most since 1998. it has not done much for the ruble and stocks worldwide are falling. futur
proposed and wholeheartedly support the immediate deployment from the u.n. >> as secretary of state kerry made plans to travel to kiev, he warned there will be a price to pay. >> there are visa bans, there are asset freezes. there's isolation with respect to trade and investment. >> the european union has also agreed to consider targeted economic measures against russia. mr. obama said congress could help make the ukrainian people less economically dependent on moscow. >> one thing they could do right away is work with the administration to help send packages to the ukraine and the people and the government. >> meanwhile, the ukrainian government is installing pro-business governors in the pro-russian eastern part of the country. russia's foreignm minister said ukraine is creating a government of victors. >> wendell, thank you. we turn now to the politics and policy of engaging vladimir putin. let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume. good evening. your thoughts? >> well, bret, one thing is clear here, is this is not like dealing with north korea. a country isolated from the rest
withdrawal. the secretary of state, john kerry, he's due to fly out tonight, to go to kiev in ukraine. he spoke moments ago at the state department, and he condemned russian's invasion of crimea as an incredible act of aggression. in moscow, russian's parliament is considering legislation that could ultimately lead to the annexation of crimea as russian territory. the russian president putin appears to be taking a very active role in military drills in western russia. the exercises involve about 150,000 troops, along with aircraft and ships. putin called for snap drills and surprise inspections throughout the region. let's go straight to the region, cnn's anderson cooper in kiev. russian media denying they have issued an ultimatum, but ukrainian troops clearly worried. what is the latest you're seeing and hearing on the ground? >> there is a lot of concern. it's obviously an incredibly tense situation here in kiev. the central government, the new government here is shaky, at best. there is an interim president, new prime minister, prime minister saying this country is on the brink of disa
russian counterpart over the phone to pull back the troops. secretary of state john kerry flies to ukraine tomorrow. after the meeting today with the president of moldova, another former soviet republic whose security may depend on the result in ukraine. on sunday, kerry was quite strident in his condemnation of russia. >> this is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. it's really 19th-century behavior in the 21st century. >> financial markets today appear to be exacting their own revenge on russia, and investors as a whole. u.s. markets are down triple digits in midday trading. while the main russian exchange lost about 11% of its value and the russian ruble hit an all-time low against the dollar. still, the question remains, how should the u.s. respond to this crisis, which began after the ouster of ukraine's pro-russia regime last month? the answer among some hawks is, naturally, first blame president obama. the "washington post" editorial section wrote today, "president obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should oper
ukrainian border. blood may be spilled as secretary of state john kerry heads to the region. has the u.s. been outplayed by putin again? >> also breaking, thousands of flights cancelled today as yet another winter storm tears through the east. but the forecast is changing rapidly. who's getting hit now and who is being spared? >>> historic win, we are live from hollywood the morning after "12 years a slave" backs the first movie by a black director to take the top prize and host ellen degeneres literally broke twitter. >> your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning. welcome to "new day" this monday, march 3rd, 6:00 in the east. ukraine officials say they're on the brink of war with russia. just this morning there was an assault at a weapons depot in crimea where armed men attacked a military base. we are going to try to understand it as it comes in. officially thousands of russian troops have ousted ukrainian forces and taken complete control of crimea. ukraine is in yellow, crimea in red. crimea is so key to russia. just ten miles separate russia from crimea, but there's a lot o
john kerry and top lawmakers hit the sunday talk shows weighing in on the u.s. options. steve is here with the latest. >> strong reaction from u.s. and its allies in the face of russian aggression in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry saying today russia's moves will bring international scorn and could result in sanctions aimed at isolating russia. the u.s. has suspended preparation for the g-8 summit and may not participate at all if the crisis in ukraine continues. secretary kerry has had russian president vladimir putin is clearly violating international law. >> it's an incredible act of aggressi aggression. it is really a stunning, willful choice by president putin to invade another country. russia is in violation of the sovereignty of ukraine. russia is in violation russian troops have spread out and it appears they'll continue to move into the rest of ukraine. nato's secretary general says they have violated the charter and is calling on putin to defuse the tensions. while many republican res saying we need a strong international reaction and should stand by the president, o
as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> charlie: secretary of state john kerry in kiev praised restraint. from phoenix, arizona, robert gates, served as secretary of defense from 2006 to 201 # 1. i'm pleased to have him back on the the program. early in his career, he was known as a russian expert. thank you, mr. secretary, glad to have you. >> good to be here. >> charlie: when will you lose the neck brace? >> with any luck, about three weeks. >> charlie: is the president handling this about right or not? >> i think he is. trying to get thel the allies oe same page and being willing to collectively first threaten and then potentially implement severe sanctions against russia for what they had done in ukraine is exactly what he should be doing. i think that it's important at this stage to be careful with the rhetoric that you don't say things to look tough, that then in retrospect look hollow if you're unable to follow through. i think the challenge the president faces is that our allies may not be as willing to go along with these sanctions as they should be. we're hear
on the phone for 90 minutes this weekend. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the region tomorrow. the obama administration says it's going to threaten russia with a combination of sanctions and a diplomatic way out of ukraine. but the russians don't seem to be looking for a way out. president putin claims the military action is protecting the minority ethnic russian population. some russian protesters seen here in this video beating up a pro-ukrainian protester. others have been tearing down ukrainian flags and raising the flag of the russian federation. simon, do you agree that this could be the most important foreign policy decision president obama will make thus far in his presidency? >> oh, absolutely, gretchen. i think there's no question this is the most important foreign policy issue facing him and the most important moment in the history of the relationship between washington and moscow since the collapse of the soviet union. we are at a point now where the russians appear de facto to have annexed the crimean peninsula. the real question is whether or not this is as far a
side of -- russia is on the wrong side of history on this. >> secretary of state john kerry has a speech on foreign affairs an then gets on a plane and heads for ukraine. he may meet with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov. >> michael, forgive me for the bluntness of this question. when we spend so much time on the international story. why does the u.s. impair the ongoing crisis in ukraine and particularly in crimea? >> that is threshold question, no question about it. that is the first question when the president ultimately faces the press on this that he will get from the press corps. a destabilized ukraine means a destabilized europe and all kinds of problems for the united states. the president also says today, when congress does return, they're out today on a snow day, he wants them to take up sanctions in coordination with the european union, against russia in retaliation for this. harry reid, the democratic leader says we can't wait, we have to go it alone. only 2% of the trade is done with russia. this affects europeans much more than it does the united states, in a m
a carpet of flowers and a very moving moment for john kerry as he stood there and remembered the dead. he is now talking to politicians, to the prime minister, and he has something to offer. he said that president obama will work with congress to approve a billion dollars in loan guarantees. now, this will mainly help with cuts in subsidies to fuel costs for ukrainians. it is generally considered that fuel has been too cheap here which, of course, if the sud d sud /* subsidies are taken away will be a hardship for ukraineians and he said the u.s. will help with the economic challenges in ukraine and help to stamp out corruption and the united states also helped with providing some observers for the presidential e elections, the forthcoming presidential e elections. finally, because the u.s. is the main contributor to the international monetary fund, he said the united states is ready to support a listening program, a big lending program from the imf because ukraine is broke. it's teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. all of that, of course, in addition to, i am sure, discussions about w
the russian flag over the peninsula. a move they call a declaration of war. secretary of state john kerry says the move sun acceptable and the u.s. is not ruling out any responses. amy kellogg joins from us kiev. amy? >> reporter: jon, top of it all the most intense fog has just descended upon kiev. we're right in front ever the independence square where all the protesters gathered all those months and there are a few hundred diehards out in the cold, trying to keep spirit up and drum up support for a united ukraine in the face of these threats. the latest ultimatum coming to according to ukraine's defense ministry from russia's black sea fleet, saying if ukrainian bases don't evacuate by 5:00 p.m. local time, they will storm them, russian troops will storm them. given that most people acree at this point, russia has complete operational control over crimea, it is not clear what this latest escalation will accomplish. but it is also not clear from what we've been seeing what the endgame here is for russia. it is bizarre that it is almost old news that russian troops fanned out across crimea an
administration. >> i want to listen to what john kerry said about syria, back when there was a military operation in progress over syria. >> we'll be able to hold bashar assad accountable without engaging with troops on the ground or any other kind of prolonged effort in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term of the that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. >> an unbelievably small, limited kind of an effort. there are many who believe that opened the door. >> let's not kid ourselves, when president bush didn't even consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that certainly undermined our role in the world not to mention the dependence on the oil and gas. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush. but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> well, quite to the contrary, martha, the fact that this president has been able to united our european alli
administration. >> i want to go back to listen to what john kerry said about syria. back when there was a military option in syria. watch this. >> we will be able to hold assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any prolonged kinds of effort in a limited ask targeted, very short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapon was out assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing. unbelievely small, limited kind of effort. >> unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. many think the way syria was handled. >> there are mistakes in syria but there is a process in place, hopefully will work. president bush didn't consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that undermined our role in the world not to mention europe's dependence upon oil and natural gas in russia. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> to the contrary, the fact that this president has been able to
's about defending rights and john kerry is heading to kiev on tuesday to meet with members of the interim government and british foreign minister william hague is there right now. we have live team coverage this morning and lisa stark is in washington and begin with phil who is in kiev. good morning, phil, the russians surrounding a ukrainian base in crimea and have operational control of the peninsula. what is happening now in crimea and just off shore in the black sea? >> well, stephanie, they are consolidating power on the crimea peninsula. they have surrounded a number of military bases there but we have spoken to ukrainian intelligence sources who say there are still some very strong, capable ukraine units and threats coming from the other side of the border. we have learned today that the ukraine intelligence officials are aware of where russian tanks are located. just on the other side of the border, less than 150 miles away from the capitol, if they decide to come into ukraine as a greater effort, not just crimea but ukraine and vladimir putin asked for it in the parliament and sa
with good solutions. secretary kerry is not taking the military option off the table. but nobody is suggesting a return to the cold war status. in washington they are talking about sanctions, economic and diplomatic moves. plans for a g8 meeting in russia being suspend. the u.n. secretary haig is in washington. there is talk about that. over the weekend we saw and heard about a 90-minute conversation between pu between vladimir putin. and the president. they are worried and a lot of concerns in a lot of places right now. bill: thank you, gregg palkot leads our coverage in london. martha: president obama took hits on his handling of this situation. republicans are saying vladimir putin looks wild. senator rogers says this is not a game. he says if it were a game the russians are playing chess and the u.s. is playing marbles. >> i think it's a naive position on the part of the national security visors if they keep giving things to russia they will wake up and say the united states isn't that bad. that's missing the motivations of why russia does what it does. >> every time the pres
sanctions enough to make russia reverse course? secretary kerry heads to ukraine later today. back at home, it may actually be chillier inside than outside. when president obama and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu meet today. we have new details from the reporter who sat down with the president to preview the meeting of the upcoming mideast peace talks. >>> plus, whether you're talking presidents, governors, or gazillionaire gad flies, week two of the tdr 50 is ready to roll. >>> good morning from a wild and winltry washington. as you can see behind me, it's monday, march 3rd, 2014. the government is closed today. we'll get to the first reads in a moment. let's get the latest on the winter storm system impacting more than 130 million people and has shut down the federal government yet again. new jersey just joined three other states and the district of columbia to declare a state of emergency. the storm system has iced roads and dropped temperatures across the ohio valley as well as into kentucky. nasa tweeted this image showing just how vast this storm system is. and right now,
of state john kerry and the russian foreign minister meet in france, but russia is still not planning to pull out of the crimea. however, washington prepares a series of tough sanctions on moscow, the europeans have suddenly stiffened their spines. vladimir putin may be pushed into a corner that he doesn't like. we are going to have the latest on all of that. >>> plus another day, another major obamacare delay, just unilaterally declared by team obama. now the administration will allow insurance companies to sell those canceled, quote, substandard insurance plans for another two years. that makes three. those stories and much more coming up on "the kudlow report", beginning right now. >>> secretary of state john kerry meets with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov, but so far lavrov is unling to meet with the new ukrainian foreign minister. john harwood has more. >> good evening, larry. the u.s. positioned some planes, a u.n. envoy was harassed in crimea. there was a pledge for an aid package to go with $1 billion from the united states that's under discussion. john kerry met with
boswell reports, there has been a setback. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is in paris for a critical meeting with russia's top diplomats. secretary kerry tried to convince the russians to speak directly with ukranian leaders but couldn't get them in the same room. he is expected to propose a peaceful way out for russia that asks moscow to send its troops back to bases to accept international monitors and to endorse may elections to set up a new government in kiev. russia says it's troops are protecting ethnic russians in crimea. the obama administration wants to impose economic sanctions on russian if it doesn't pull back troops but some european allies, especially germany, are reluctant to go along. russian president vladimir putin has warned any sanctions would result in what he calls serious mutual damage. while the diplomatic wheels turn, russian and ukrainian troops are peacefully coexisting for now in crimea. russian troops have surrounded several bases but ukranian wives are permitted to bring food to their husbands. one ukranian officer told cbs news his troops
of the cold war. tomorrow, secretary of state john kerry is set to go to kiev where the crisis began. that's where we saw the deadly protests. the latest action is in crimea, a region along the black sea. strategically important and socially as well. it is important to russia because the russian navy has a base there. a warm water port here to the black sea. russian officials say they're trying to protect their citizens in the region, which is dubious to hear from many analysts. secretary of state called that a trumped up excuse. we have team fox coverage. wendell is live with reaction from the white house. first, let's get to eric shawn at the united nations. we're expecting a meeting to happen within the hour. right? >> yes, that meeting of the emergency meeting of the security council, 30 minutes from now here at the u.n. the third time the security council diplomats have gathered during the crisis. russia has called for the meeting so we'll have to see the implications of that. perhaps if it had to do with the supposed deadline. there's -- the ukrainian ambassador tells us there is a t
condemning moscow. secretary of state john kerry heading to kiev to show u.s. support for ukraine's new leaders, calling russia's actions a stunning and willful invasion. we need to bring in diana magness live in ukraine for us this morning. get us up to speed. what is happening at this hour? >> reporter: hi, christine. well, there are several military bases in crimea which are surrounded by troops. also, we're hearing from ukrainian authorities that several border posts overnight were attacked by these same military troops. they are wearing, though, insignia. again, russia has not acknowledged that these troops are theirs. on the streets of simferopol, where i am now, it is very calm. it doesn't feel as though there is an invasion or occupation as such. there are troops, though, darted around various locations, for example in front of the main regional and administration building. what you set a sense from here on the ground is that this is more of a war of information. so, there are people who are watching russian tv who believe one story, who believe that ultra nationalists are en ro
, with secretary kerry and with the leaders of the u.s. congress. we had very good meetings. i thank them for their strong support for israel. [applause] for our security, including in the vital area of missile defense. i said that the greatest threat to our common security is that of a nuclear-armed iran. we must prevent iran from having the capability to produce nuclear weapons. and i want to reiterate that point, not just, to prevent them from having the weapon, but to prevent them from having the capacity to make the weapon. [applause] that means we must dismantle iran's heavy water reactor and its underground enrichment facilities. we must get rid of iran's centrifuges and its stockpiles of enriched-uranium and we must that iran fully divulge the military dimensions of its nuclear program. now 17 countries around the world have peaceful nuclear energy programs. they're doing this without spinning centrifuges, without enriching uranium, without operating heavy water facilities, and without conducting military nuclear research. you know why iran insists on doing all of these things tha
. >>: secretary of state john kerry plans to meet with russia's foreign minister in paris today. the two men are attending a conference on lebanon. which has been eclipsed by the growing alarm over the standoff in ukraine's crimea region. kerry addressed the situation at a meeting earlier this morning. russia's foreign minister was absent from this morning's meeting, but kerry says he plans to meet with him this afternoon. former irs official lois lerner refuses to testify at house hearing on tea party targeting today once again, lerner invoked her fifth amendment rights -- refusing to testify before the house oversight and government reform committee. lerner's a key figure in the investigation of the i- r-s' alleged targeting of both conservative and liberal political groups. her department is accused of applying extra scrutiny to political groups seeking tax-exempt status between 2010 and 2012 former top i-r-s official, lois lerner, is at a house hearing today on the agency's targeting scandal. once again, lerner invoked her fifth amendment rights -- refusing to testify before the house ov
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military invasion of ukraine's crimea region. meanwhile, u.s. secretary of state john kerry has a meeting of his own today to be held in france. he will speak with his russian counterpart, a foreign minister. >> president obama and i want to make it clear 20 russia and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> last night president obama talked about a possibly resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but only on their bases in that region. international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. >>> happening today, the family of a woman found dead in the stairway at san francisco general hospital will file a formal claim against the city. lynne spalding's family is demanding an unspecified amount of money but in the past, they have indicated they want the hospital and the sheriff's department to change security procedures there. if san francisco rejects that claim, spalding's family can then file a lawsuit. >>> a controversial character is back in san francisco known as evil e
is less likely. >> very constructive, that is how john kerry described talks today in paris in order to resolve the crisis and ukrainian crimea. showed no signs of leaving crimea and congress is preparing to authorize sanctions. peter cook has the latest. john kerry says progress was made that -- but risks remain. he spokewas upbeat as in paris late this afternoon. the comments followed separate talks with not only russia plus foreign minister but ukraine's foreign minister. he is talking as well with several of his european counterparts. all part of this effort to resolve the you came -- ukraine crisis. he suggested progress was made. >> we agreed today, both sides and the ukrainians also that where better served if this can be resolved through dialogue. that is important. ukraine, ground in the the special yuan envoy forced to cut short his visit after being threatened by 10 to 15 armed man and ordered to leave the region. he took refuge in a local coffee shop before he did head to the airport and leave the area. in washington, jack lew making the case to congress for $1 billion in
nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invapgs of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops into crimea to protect ethnic russian. a claim many believe is false. the russian leader may be trying to turn the temperature down, sending representatives to brussels today to meet with nato officials about the crisis, but putin called the new ukranian government illegitimate and is reserving the right to use force ignoring the u.s.' warning. >> over the course of obama's six years in office, though, i think vladimir putin has come to see barack obama
spoke with costs for any military intervention by russia. secretary of state john kerry is heading to the capital of kiev tonight and the u.s. just announced they won't send a delegation to the paralympics in sochi that start on friday. the critics say the u.s. response has not been fast or furious enough. senator john mccain for instance spoke to cnn last hour. >> with ukraine, it is the crown jewel. let's go back to peace. what kind of a message are we sending and slashing the military some. >> we are covering this international kroo isz from all angles the retired general. phil black is in moscow. help us clear up the confusion here. the question we want to know with forces, did russia issue an ultimatum and set this deadline on ukrainians if they don't swear allegiance or surrender there in kri me a. you have russian media quoting ukrainian defense saying this happened, but you have the russian defense ministry saying this didn't happen. can you clear this up for us? >> we have conflicting reports and russian media reporting this deadline was set at 5:00 local time tomorrow to
. secretary kerry and i and the acting foreign minister of ukraine will be in paris tomorrow. there is an opportunity for us to have consultations under the budapest memorandum. that is the technical answer. that is what it provides for. further to the point of the secretary's comments, the u.k. andived a limited supply exposure to consequences for the rest of europe. what do you do about ensuring the security of the supplies so does not end up limiting our ability to take actions against russians? with the gentleman is raising is very important but it is more of a medium to longer-term issue. there are important things we're doing now to a different side -- diversify energy supplies in europe. one of them was the new pipeline which we inaugurated the construction of in december but that will take several years to construct. although this is a medium to long term issue, i think what has just happened will be a sharp reminder to everyone in europe that it is an important issue. dealing with it is going to become one of the important foreign-policy security issues over the next
william hague and secretary kerry traveling to kiev to show support for the interim government. >> our actions namely of the united states and our western allies, the united states has taken a number of concrete steps as you outlined in the course of the report. namely the united states has broken a trade talks that were ongoing that was supposed to start. we've limited number of military to military context, and we're looking at taking other option sometime during the course of the week. our european ey allies are also looking, they may not be as forceful or on the same page as we are, but i do you think they'll come up as a group and parallel those of the united states. the key thing is not so much the individuals decisions that are made, but when you put all the measures that are going to be put in place together they will have an impact on russia. >> well, ambassador, that was terrific. the first u.s. ambassador to ukraine back in 1992. what a pleasure. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> today on the crimea peninsula russian troops fired warning shots, and it was all caught
russian's involvement in the crisis. today the secretary of state, john kerry, made it clear, the u.s. would adamantly oppose any russian military intervention. listen to this. >> we believe national security adviser rice has made it very clear and i have made it clear, that intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake. it would be completely contrary to russian policies, as stated now with respect to libya, syria, other places. the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way, and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> our national security correspondent, jim sciutto, is here watching all of this. it's fast-moving right now. and a lot of us didn't think it was going to get this bad. but there is potential for a whole lot worse. >> no question. that's been the consistent warning from u.s. officials. don't -- to the russians. don't do any actions that can be misinterpreted. right? and now on the ground there, you are having actions that can easily be misinterpreted. are those forces that you're see
between russia and ukraine. secretary of state john kerry and ukraine's foreign minister are meeting in paris while nato leaders meet in brussels. more on this ant tend tense dess the situation. >> reporter: exactly right, eric. high-level talks and diplomacy under way. the international community is getting together in an effort to try to de-escalate the situation. even vladimir putin is now saying, he's nots looking for a fight. the u.s. and other nations are still trying to diffuse the standoff in ukraine. in paris, secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign ministers of ukraine and great britain before talks with russia. >> there are very clear legal obligations that are at risk in this, and we're going to talk about those here this morning. >> reporter: yesterday the secretary blasted vladimir putin's invasion of crimea. >> it is not appropriate to invade a country and at the end of a barrel of a gun dictate what you are trying to achieve. >> reporter: in crimea, tensions remain high. with russian and ukrainian troops staring each other down. putin says he ordered troops
center stage today surrounding russia's invasion of ukraine. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet with his russian counterpart this morning in paris. >> president obama and i want to make it clear to russian and to everybody in the world that we are not seeking confrontation. >> reporter: last night, president obama talked about a possible resolution with german chancellor angela merkel. the proposal would allow russian troops to stay in crimea but on their bases in the region. and international monitors would ensure ethnic russians in ukraine are protected. russian president vladimir putin calls the invasion a humanitarian mission to protect those russians living in ukraine. he also said he would use force if needed. but while politicians talk, russian soldiers are digging in. >> once they are there, there is really not a lot of reason judging by what putin has done in the past to think they're going to leave. >> reporter: the u.s. is still considering economic sanctions against russian. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> putin said economic sanctions would not deter them b
. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with interim leaders in ukraine today. earlier today, the ukrainian parliament approved a deal to receive 839 million dollars in loans from the european union, while russia's state gas company said it would cancel its discount for ukraine. the u.s. drone strike has reportedly killed at least three people in humans province to the town of shebwan. tribal sources said a drone hit the vehicle of a suspected al qaeda fighter, killing him and to other occupants. two civilians tending sheep nearby were would did. reportedly wounded. reuters reported there was a second drone strike in yemen, saying at least four people have been killed in the strikes. last week, european parliament voted overwhelmingly to condemn the drone strikes him a passing a resolution calls for member states to ban extrajudicial killings. the vote was 534 to 49. u.s. peace activist video benjamin says she was detained at cairo's airport by egyptian police who broke her arm and held her without explanation. benjamin had intended to meet up with international delegates before traveling t
of coming out and saying listen we did screw up. remarkable man. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with sergey lavrov in paris, the crisis in ukraine moving into a contest of global diplomacy now, but will the east and the west find some common ground in their different end games? let's bring in nbc's jim maceda from moscow who has the latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: hey, carl. well, there's been a flurry of diplomacy as you say in the past 24 hours. the chances of avoiding war in ukraine getting a boost one believes from putin's comments yesterday that he saw no need for the use of force in ukraine and has no desire to annex the crimean peninsula. that really has allowed the military confrontation that we've been reporting on now for ten days to take a step back. and even though crimea was tense on the ground today, there was a report of russian seizing yet another anti- -- another ukrainian anti-missile post. the perception really is that ukraine is spinning now not towards war but some kind of diplomatic solution. secretary of state kerry's m
treasury secretary john lew and on monday it will be secretary of state john kerry who will be the point person on all these negotiations. >> ed henry, thanks. >>> south korean officials say north korea fired suspected short-range missiles into its eastern waters today. it was an apparent effort to protest ongoing military exercises between the south and the u.s. the north calls the drills a rehearsal for an invasion. >>> republican allegations that former acting and deputy cia director mike morrell misled congress over the white house role crafting the flawed benghazi talking points took a dramatic turn today. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has been reporting on the morrell story for weeks and is here with the latest. good evening. >> reporter: the republican chairman of the powerful house intelligence committee told fox news that it is likely mike morrell will be recalled to testify, and investigators are also reviewing the testimony of his boss, former cia director david petraeus, to assess whether he should be recalled as well. >> we're looking at director petrae
now with john kerry and his russian counterpart meeting in the city of life. tensions are mounting it crimea as protesters taught international observers. also happening here, clashing over the irs, the chairman cutting the mike on congressman elijah cummings.
currently down about .8% or 50 cents. tyler? >>> secretary of state john kerry meeting with colleagues in paris today. he will meet with russia's foreign minister later. clearly ukraine is topic number one. they areรง not exactly going toe filling out their ncaa brackets. the u.s. military said today it will step up cooperation with nations in eastern europe to reassure allies in that part of the world. exxonmobil saying today that it's going to delay a project in ukraine because of the problems in that country. and the eu is offering ukraine up to $15 billion in aid over the next two years. so the big question for this hour is where might that money go following the money trail? steve liesman, of course, was the bureau chief for the "wall street journal" in moscow and michelle caruso-cabrera, our chief international correspondent, just back from the ukraine. where might this money go? who wants to take first whack? >> a lot of that money is probably going to end up actually in russia. >> because? >> because whether they are paying the natural gas bill for ukraine, that's money that g
secretary of state john kerry to handle the mechanics and the inner workings of this agreement. now, i don't see anything substantively changing in that both sides seem to have a disadvantage to follow kerry's framework. >> you know the inner workings of washington. when a president gets involved, can a high level meeting of this time, there's something that is usually supposed to be on the table that comes out of the negotiations. is there something in the works that we don't know about, a back channel negotiation? >> there could be. there could be, but here's the thing, and sorry for the cliche, bill. this is not sliced bread all over again. we know the framework. this is the same framework that bill clinton offered at camp david in july, 2000 and enunciated in january 2001. this is the same framework agreement that then prime ministers negotiated in 2008. there are no surprises here. what you may see, what we may see is the president by virtue of his involvement, by the force of the white house, both sides will grudgingly and reluctantly agree to maintain a framework of negotiations, an
this crisis. also on the diplomatic front, john kerry is expected to meet with russian foreign minister in paris. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be john kerry's first face-to-face meeting with his russian counterpart since this crisis began. the russian foreign minister has said the threat of sanctions will not change his government's position. obviously, the situation remains tense. overnight, white house officials here explain they're still pushing what they call this diplomatic off ramp for russia if russian troops return to their bases. the escalating crisis in ukraine put a microscope on the rocky relationship between barack obama and vladimir putin. the two presidents delivering competing televised messages. mr. obama ridiculing the justification for sending troops into crimea. >> president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations. i don't think that's fooling anybody. >> a former u.s. official described putin as emotional, showing off his angry side tuesday. the russian leader denied his troo
sending secretary of state john kerry to ukraine with promises of aid for the ukrainiaukrainians. senate foreign relations chitty members are working on that package right now. a senior administration official says the focus at this point is still to hurt vladimir putin and the russians economically, not militarily. >>> let's go to the front lines of this conflict right now. our senior national correspondent ben wedeman is joining us live from the crimean region of ukraine. what are you seeing, hearing over there, ben? >> we're in seb avastopol where many think that this ultimatum issued by the forces here, the black sea fleet, will go into effect. they have said that if the ukrainian forces here in the crimea do not surrender or swear allegiance to the crimean regional authority, that they will be met with a, quote, unquote, military storm. now, we understand that the russians have denied that that ultimatum has been issued. and i have to tell you, the atmosphere in this city is pretty relaxed, very calm. much more so than you might expect. now earlier this evening our crew went over an
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